New funding to support dairy farmers through coronavirus

I was one of many West Country MPs who called on the Government to support our dairy farmers so am really pleased to report that applications for grants open on the 18th June. Details are available here.

Deadlines Announced for Furlough Applications

The deadline to apply for the Government Job Retention Scheme is 30th June. Employees must have been furloughed for 3 weeks by this time to be eligible. Full details are here.

Up-to-date Guidelines on Coronavirus

A really helpful list of Frequently Asked Questions about what has changed regarding the Coronavirus restrictions is available here.

In My View - Equal Opportunity as Important as Ever

Good news this week as details were published of the Dairy Response Fund set up to provide support because of the drop in milk sales. This will help a lot of our dairy farmers here in the South West and it’s great the Government has listened to calls to help this crucial sector.